Recognize it
Cope with it
Challenge it
Change it
Solve it

Name one place in your body where your worry might show up?

Stomach, head, arms, chest (anywhere where you feel worry in your body)


This is a coping skill that helps calm your body and relax your muscles

taking deep breaths 


True or False: Challenging our unhelpful (anxious) thoughts will help us be able to see the situation in a more helpful way

TRUE: Challenging our thoughts will help us look at it from a different perspective


Change this thought to a more helpful thought:

"I am going to mess up this project"

"I'm going to work hard on this project and do my best"


True or False: Avoiding and escaping the situation are helpful ways to solve a problem

FALSE: Avoiding and escaping the situation will not help solve the problem and only reinforce your worry


Name two situations where you have experienced worry before

(any place or situation you have experienced worry)


This is a coping skill used to express your emotions and let someone know how you are feeling

Talking to someone 


Challenge this thought using proof that it might not always be true:

"I am horrible at giving presentations in front of people" 

"I've given presentations in the past and done fine"


True or False: Changing your thoughts from unhelpful to helpful takes practice

TRUE: It takes practice and time to change your thoughts


You are worried about not being able to see your friends and worried about when you will see them next. Name one thing you can do to deal with the situation.

Talk to your friends on the phone, via zoom, think of all the fun things you could do with them in the future, talk to your parent (any one thing you can do)


If you experience tummy aches, headaches, difficulty sleeping, racing thoughts prior to a certain activity, what are you likely experiencing?


True or False: All coping skills are helpful

FALSE: some are helpful and some may be unhelpful such as avoiding or escaping


Name two facts that show you can handle this situation.

"I am worried about spending a week at my grandma's alone this summer"

"I've spent a week away from home before and did fine, I enjoy spending time at my grandma's"


Change this thought to a more helpful thought using the words "I will":

"The rest of this year is going to be horrible for me"

"I will do what I can to make the rest of this year better for me"


True or False: All problems have easy solutions

FALSE: not all problems will have easy solutions, some will be difficult to solve


Name two things you can do when you are anxious or worried. 

Rest and Relaxation (or others)


True or False: It is important to have a "tool kit" or multiple coping skills that help you calm down for different situations 



Name the most likely outcome for this situation:

Worry about parents being away for the night

Not having fun, worrying all night instead


Change this thought to a more helpful thought with the word BRAVE in it:

"Being away from home makes me too nervous, I'll never be able to do fun things"

"I can be brave being away so I can have fun and enjoy myself"


Sara is feeling very nervous about going back to school with other kids. Name two things she can do to deal with the situation.

Talk to an adult, Remind yourself that school has many safety procedures in place.


Name two ways you can recognize that you are feeling worried 

your stomach feels funny, your head hurts, body is shaking, thoughts hard to get out of your head (any two ways you recognize worry)


Name two coping skills that help you the most when you are feeling worried 

(Any two coping skills you can use)


You are worried that your relatives will get sick from Covid

Give a statement to challenge the unhelpful (worry) thought.

"I know my family is doing everything they can to stay healthy."


Change your own unhelpful thought with two different helpful thoughts you could say instead

(Any unhelpful thought and two more helpful  thoughts)


Come up with your own problem or problem that you have had in the past related to worry and name two things you did or could do to solve it.

(Any two steps/skills that could help you deal with the problem)

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